Initiate a standard conference call on a Cisco phone

Issue/Question

  • I want to initiate an ad hoc conference call on a Cisco phone
  • I want to make a standard conference call on my office phone

Environment

  • 10716: VoIP
    • Cisco IP Phone, models 7941, 7961, 7841, 8851

Rationale

  • Ad hoc (standard) conferencing allows you to create a conference by calling each participant
    • Standard conferencing allows you to talk simultaneously with up to five other participants

Resolution

  1. Call the first participant
  2. When your call is connected, press the More softkey
  3. Press the Confrn (Conference) softkey  
  4. Call the second participant you want to add to the conference call
  5. When your call is connected, press the Confrn softkey again to add the participant to your call
  6. Repeat to add each additional conference call participant
    • Standard conferencing allows you to talk simultaneously with up to five other participants
  • Note: When the conference call has been established, you can use the Trnsfer function to transfer the conference call to another participant
    • If you, as the initiator of the call, leave the conference call, the other participants can continue to talk

 

View or remove participants

  • As initiator of the call, you are the only person who can add or remove conference participants
    • If you leave the call after initiation, the other participants can continue to talk but no additional participants can be added
  1. During your active call, press the More softkey
  2. Press the ConfLi (Conference List) softkey to view conference participant information
  3. Select the name of the participant you want to remove and press the Remove softkey
    • To remove the last participant added to the conference, press the RMLstC (Remove Last Conference Participant) softkey
  4. Review the resulting updated list of conference participants

 

Note

  • Softkeys are the buttons across the bottom of the LCD screen. Labels are above the buttons and change as you navigate different windows and options. To see additional options during a call, press the green button on the right side of the LCD screen. The Confrn and ConfLi softkeys are available only when you are on a call

 

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Article ID: 7326
Created
Tue 6/30/15 2:34 PM
Modified
Wed 5/15/19 3:59 PM